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checking the Unix login id before executing Unix script codes

I currently has a Shell script (running in Bourne ie sh ) but there's been cases where a wrong
Unix id is used to execute this Shell script, so need a little enhancement that will check for
the login id (be it direct login id or "su - xxxxx" id where xxxxx is the desired Unix login id that
can be permitted to run the actual codes.

Kindly recode the following pseudo code with actual Bourne Shell script codes:

#/bin/sh
loginid=extract this from the 1st column of  "id" command's output
if loginid is not "xxxxx"
  then
     echo "You used incorrect id to run this script, pls use xxxxx"
     exit
  else
     run ...my existing codes .....
endif
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sunhux
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Dushyant SharmaCommented:
Try this
loginid=`whoami`
if [ "$loginid" != "root" ]
then
      echo "you used incorrect id to run this script, please use 'root'"
else
      echo "welcome $loginid"
fi
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:

For the else section, does it permit multiple lines of codes, ie between
the "else" to the "fi", can I insert multiple lines as follows:

. . . . .
else
      echo "welcome $loginid"
      date
      /path/script1.sh
      another if_else check
      & exit if the condition is not met
fi
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Dushyant SharmaCommented:
yes you can write any number of lines between else and fi.
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TintinCommented:

#/bin/sh
if [ `whoami` != xxxxx ]
then
   echo "You used incorrect id to run this script, pls use xxxxx"
   exit
fi

rest of your code

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